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Language in the Confessions of Augustine

Philip Burton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199266227
eISBN:
9780191709098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266227.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book argues that Augustine's Confessions may fruitfully be read as a series of encounters with language and signs: as a baby learning to speak, as a schoolboy orator, student, professor of ... More


Two Metres in Non‐Dactylo‐Epitrite Stanza‐Forms

Kiichiro Itsumi

in Pindaric Metre: The ‘Other Half’

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199229611
eISBN:
9780191710780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229611.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter demonstrates that there are two types of metre in the non-dactylo-epitrite poems, namely, aeolic and freer D/e. The former is similar with the aeolics of tragedy or comedy. The latter is ... More


Molière: Reasoning With Fools

Michael Hawcroft

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199228836
eISBN:
9780191711251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228836.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Molière wrote, directed, and starred in comedies for public and court audiences in 17th-century France. He is perennially successful, but perennially subject to critical controversy: do his plays aim ... More


Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Philip Kitcher

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

James Joyce's Ulysses, once regarded as obscure and obscene, is now viewed as a masterpiece of world literature. Yet Joyce's final novel, Finnegans Wake, to which he devoted seventeen years, remains ... More


Shakespeare and Classical Tragedy: The Influence of Seneca

Robert S. Miola

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112648
eISBN:
9780191670831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112648.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book charts the influence of Seneca — both as specific text and inherited tradition — through an analysis of Shakespeare's tragedies. Discerning patterns in previously attested borrowings and ... More


Sound and Structure in the Divine Comedy

David Robey

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184980
eISBN:
9780191674419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184980.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The importance of sound in poetry is indisputable, yet it is not at all an easy subject to discuss, and is rarely treated systematically by literary scholars. This book uses a variety of ... More


Epilogue

Roger Warren

in Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

For the author, the most significant feature that is evident in the recent portrayals of Shakespeare's late plays, and probably in other staging attempts, involves the central characters' sense of ... More


Alternative Comedy: The Language of the Theatre

Philip Burton

in Language in the Confessions of Augustine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199266227
eISBN:
9780191709098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266227.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines Augustine's use of Roman comedy and mime in the Confessions, through a consideration of a series of incidents where comic language is used. It is suggested that the Confessions ... More


Conclusion

Richard Greene

in Mary Leapor: A Study in Eighteenth Century Women's Poetry

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119883
eISBN:
9780191671234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119883.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

Mary Leapor, of all the submerged poets, has been the one most warmly received by scholars and reviewers in the past few years. Accordingly, an examination of her work has implications for the study ... More


From Theodicy to Melodrama

Francesca Aran Murphy

in God Is Not a Story: Realism Revisited

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199219285
eISBN:
9780191711664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219285.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Thomas Aquinas first gave an empirical or inferential argument for the existence of a transcendent God and then dealt with the problem of evil empirically. But if one considers God's existence on a ... More


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